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About the Course

Calculus is one of the grandest achievements of human thought, explaining everything from planetary orbits to the optimal size of a city to the periodicity of a heartbeat. This brisk course covers the core ideas of single-variable Calculus with emphases on conceptual understanding and applications. The course is ideal for students beginning in the engineering, physical, and social sciences. Distinguishing features of the course include: 1) the introduction and use of Taylor series and approximations from the beginning; 2) a novel synthesis of discrete and continuous forms of Calculus; 3) an emphasis on the conceptual over the computational; and 4) a clear, dynamic, unified approach. In this second part--part two of five--we cover derivatives, differentiation rules, linearization, higher derivatives, optimization, differentials, and differentiation operators....

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Feb 17, 2018

So much fun, and hits all sorts of things I'd always wanted to know. The homework took me a long time, so I didn't get to watch all the bonus lectures, but the ones I did were really interesting.


Dec 7, 2020

This course introduces brand new perspectives and concepts of derivatives and differentials. It also provides applications of differentials in different fields, such as Physics and Economics.

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By Eskinder T

Sep 26, 2020

Very challenging but worth the effort and time.

By Mubashir-Ul-Hassan

Oct 7, 2019

That course is much harder than function part 1

By Daniel A M R

Jan 7, 2019

A very good course, some themes were new for me

By K J

Oct 5, 2018

Absolutely terrific course - really invaluable.

By Deleted A

Oct 6, 2016

Good, but I don't have much time to learn this

By Yiwen W

Dec 26, 2019

It's very helpful to enhance my math ability.

By Choon H

Jul 6, 2018

Lessons were easily understood and organised

By Nafis F

Aug 8, 2020

Very good. But not for beginners though.

By Luwei Y

Oct 28, 2016

Organised course and clear presentation.

By Dmytro B

Aug 10, 2016

superb! I have really enjoyed this class

By Guo F

Dec 18, 2020

prog/g is awesome! Kudos to the team!

By Xiyang S

Jun 1, 2021

Hope Vector Calculus comes out soon!


Mar 2, 2017

Precious, interesting and impressive

By Elphus M

Feb 24, 2022

It is the best course i encountered

By София В

Feb 6, 2016

Excellent! Amazing Calculus course!

By Moustafa A M E

Apr 27, 2021

Moustafa Abdelaziz Mohamed Elmorsi


Aug 25, 2020

This part is very usefull to me.

By Charlene R

Aug 1, 2019

Thanks for offering this course!

By Mukund M

Oct 16, 2021

Please see my review in part 4

By Vignesh S

May 18, 2020

Superb course I have ever tried

By Xueting G

Feb 10, 2021

excellent but challenge course

By Yuhang W

Dec 9, 2019

Great course. Very inspiring.

By An H T

Jan 29, 2021

Kudos to Professor Ghrist :)

By Rohit B

Feb 7, 2017

Best course on calculus ever

By Jorge A

Nov 28, 2016

Great !! It was a challenge